real estate contingencies

What You Need to Know About Real Estate Contingencies

Contingencies—provisions for unexpected events or circumstances related to the purchase of a home—are an important part of a real estate contract. Contingencies can help protect you, the buyer, if a problem arises after you've…
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How to Make a Competitive Home Offer

Have you been making home offers for months without getting one accepted? Then you need a new strategy. Here's how to make a competitive home offer in today's hot real estate markets.…
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Is For Sale by Owner Worth It?

Going the 'for sale by owner' route can be tempting. It can save you a lot of money, since the real estate commission is the largest expense involved in a home sale.…
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How to Evaluate Multiple Offers on a House

A seller's dream is to receive multiple offers. But when you get them, it's not necessarily easy to know which one to accept or how to move forward. Here's how to evaluate…
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How to Sell Your Home Fast

Most sellers want two things: a quick sale and top dollar. But sometimes, a quick sale doesn't equate to getting the highest price. Here are tips on how to sell your home fast—and…
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Tips for Holding an Open House

Hosting an open house means inviting complete strangers to look all around your home, opening closets and making judgments—sometimes out loud. It can be a trying, uncomfortable process, but it's necessary to…
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Tips for Buyers and Sellers in a Sellers’ Market

Limited inventory of homes for sale? Lots of willing and able buyers? You're in a sellers' market, where such phrases as “bidding war” and “non-contingent offer” are music to sellers’ ears. It's…
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Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers in a Buyers’ Market

When there are a lot of homes for sale in a particular market, buyers and sellers must both adapt their strategies. Here are tips for home buyers and sellers in a buyer's market.…
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How to Write a Real Estate Listing With Impact

Your home's online listing copy, along with photos, will form the buyer’s first impression. When writing the listing, try to imagine yourself in their shoes. Here's how to write a real estate listing that will…
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What to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Buying

The home-buying process can take a lot of unexpected twists and turns, so having a good agent to guide is key. Before you shake hands on a deal, here's what to ask a…